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This is a collection of stills from the famous movie by Mel Gibson, The Passion of the Christ, the life-changing film that has been watched and discussed by millions of people around the world, and has been the reason for people turning to Christ, after witnessing the graphic dramatization of the pain and agony He suffered for the sake of sinful man.
Most of us take Christ’s death for granted, and we don’t really care to understand the depth and gravity of the suffering and pain He went through for our sins. Because we have heard of His death so many times, it is as if our minds have become numb to the agonizing brutality He suffered, and we just take it all for granted.
But when we view some of these stills from the movie, we are confronted with the stark and graphic reality of what happened on that fateful day, and the degree of punishment Jesus was subjected to. Not only was He badly beaten and brutalized, He was also spat upon, verbally abused, mocked, and finally killed in the most inhumane manner.
Through God’s eternal love for us, and that of Jesus Christ His Son, He allowed these things to happen, so that we can be saved from the fires of Hell, and receive eternal life.
The Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).
Oqo e so na itaba mai na yaloyalo yavala, na Passion of the Christ, na iyaloyalo ka sa saravi ka veitalanoataki vakalevu e veiyasa ivuravura, ka sa vu ni nodra vuki na tamata vei Karisito, e na nodra qai raica votu ka vakadinadinataka na veika rarawa e a sotava e na vukuda na tamata ivalavala ca.
E vuqa vei keda, eda sa taura tu ga vakamamada na mate nei Karisito, ka da sa sega ni dau nanuma na veivakararawataki levu kei na yaluma e a sotava e na vukuda. E na noda sa dau rogoca vakavuqa na mate nei Jisu, sa vaka e vakanunutaki kina na noda nanuma, me da sega ni kauwai sara kina vakalevu.
Ia, ni da vakasarava na veiyaloyalo oqo, e dodonu me da tugana ki yaloda, na bibi ni veivakararawataki e a caka Vua. E sega walega ni mokulaki ka buturaki vakaca, ia e a kasiviti, vosacataki ka vakalialiai, ka qai vakamatei e na dua na itovo ni mate rarawa duadua.
E na loloma tawa yalani ni Kalou kei Koya na Luvena vei keda na tamata, e a vakatara kina na Kalou, ka solia Nona bula na Luvena, me caka Vua na veika rarawa oqo, me da vakabulai kina na tamata mai na bukawaqa kei Eli.
Jesus is put on trial before Pilate.
Jesus is interrogated by the high priests and leaders of the temple.
Jesus bears the brunt of the punishment which should rightfully be ours.
He is thrashed and whipped like a vile criminal.
He became so weak from the brutal whipping he received, He could not find the strength to get up..
Over the prolonged hours of punishment He was subjected to, Jesus fainted several times from the agony and weakness He felt.
His face is bloody and disfigured from the punches and slaps He received from the cruel Roman soldiers.
He endured the most cruel and brutal beatings, which were unending in their ability to inflict the worst pain.
As if that was not enough to satisfy the bloodthirsty Roman soldiers, they then weaved a mock crown from a vine of thorns, and shoved it down cruelly upon His head.
Then they made Him wear a purplish robe, put a reed in His hand, and bowed down to Him in mock tribute.
He is forced to carry the heavy wooden cross, on His way to His death.
After being extremely weakened from the prolonged beatings He was subjected to, Jesus is further made to suffer more agony and pain from the weight of the cross He was required to bear.
He is overcome with extreme weakness, and He cannot find the strength to continue.
Jesus’ mother, Mary, is powerless to help her son, and is deeply grieved at the sight of His agony.
At the point of total collapse from His weakness, Jesus finds temporary relief when Simon of Cyrene takes over the burden of the cross.
This follower of Jesus has compassion for the Lord, but is powerless to help Him, except to wipe away the blood from His face.
That day was a day of mourning and confusion for the followers of Jesus, and the ones brave enough to go along with the crowd could not help Him in any way.
Then they lay Him down in preparation for the crucifixion.
Can we begin to imagine the horrific pain He must have suffered, when they pierced His hands with those huge nails?
……and drove those angry spikes into His feet?
After the Lord is nailed to the cross, they raise Him up to die the most cruel death of crucifixion.
There are no words that can properly describe the depth of pain and agony He must have endured when He hung from that cross. But Jesus chose to endure it for your sake and mine.
Despite all the cruelty and brutality he suffered at the hands of his tormentors, He still found it in His heart to ask His Father to forgive them, for they knew not what they were doing.
“Save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!”
Mary, Jesus’ mother, weeps for her son.
He asked for a drink, but they gave Him vinegar…
Not only was He feeling physical pain and agony, Jesus was also bearing the full weight of mankind’s sin for every man, woman and child who has ever been born, and will be born, from the beginning of time, until the end.
Words cannot be found to describe the utter darkness and gloom of those moments in time. Why did God allow His Son to endure those brutal acts of violence and degradation? Why?
Here’s the reason: so that you and I can escape the burning fires of Hell, and to share in His eternal glory!
The Bible says, “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
E sega ni kunei rawa na vosa me vakamacalataki kina na butobuto ni tiki ni gauna ko ya. Na cava na vuna e vakatara kina na Kalou me yaco vua na Luvena na ivalavala butobuto ka vakaloloma oya? Na cava na vuna?
Oqo na vuna: me daru rawa ni dro bula tani kina mai na bukawaqa kei Eli, ka me daru vakaivotavota ena Nona lagilagi me tawamudu!
E kaya na iVola Tabu, “O koya sa sega vua na cala sa qisia ko koya mei soro ni nodai valavala ca; me vakayacori kina vei keda na veivakadonui ni Kalou ena vukuna,” (2 Korinica 5:21).
“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He gave up His spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split, and the tombs broke open.”
By His death, Jesus has triumphed over Death, and has taken back to Himself power and authority on earth, the power and authority that was usurped from Adam by the evil one.
God created Adam to have dominion over the earth, to serve as His representative over His creation. When Adam lost this authority to Satan after being tempted, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to save mankind from this lost condition.
Jesus gave up His heavenly glory to walk on earth as a mortal being, and to redeem that which was lost by Adam and Eve.
As a well-known author so aptly puts it, “He came as servant, priest, deliverer, savior and redeemer to defeat and strip Satan of his dominion over our lives, and to position us to partner with God once again in releasing the Kingdom of God on the earth.” (Destined to Rule – Rebecca Greenwood).
His followers hurry to the tomb in the early morning, but Christ has already risen!
Christ is risen, and now sits at His Father’s right hand as our High Priest, interceding on our behalf!
Jesus Christ gave His all so that you may receive all. He died so that you may live forever. For the fact that He did all this for you, it is only right that you should give Him the gratitude and praise that He deserves. Do not ask again about the reason why you should always be thankful.
This is the reason: Jesus died, so that you may live!
Do you know someone who needs this message of redemption in their life? There are millions of people around the world who are spiritually hungry for God’s saving grace, including many you may know.
If a family member or a friend was dying from a terminal disease, and you were the one who knew the cure, would you withhold it from them? In the same way, if that person was headed for eternal death because of their sin, would you withhold from them the cure that would save them?
Jesus’ sinless blood shed on the cross, provides that cure, and it is the greatest gift you can give someone you care about. When you share this message of Christ’s amazing sacrifice with those around you, you will have played some part in God’s most important project here on earth: the rescue of lost souls from the gates of Hell, to share in His eternal glory!
Jesus also said that if anyone was ashamed of Him and His word, He would likewise be ashamed of them in front of His Father and the holy angels. “Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” (Mark 8:38).
I encourage you therefore to stand up and declare the saving power of Jesus’ sinless blood, in a world that has all but forgotten His brutal and cruel death on the cross for the sake of sinful humanity.
Pray this prayer with me, and ask God to give you the courage and the words, to share this message with those in your circle of influence:
“Heavenly Father, I thank you that you are opening to me a door to bear witness for You to others, and to take the message of the cross to those who need it. Please give me the courage and the words to make an impact in their lives.
“I pray that your Holy Spirit will help them to understand the amazing sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, and to work in their lives to bring them to repentance, so that they may also become your sons and daughters, and inherit eternal life.
“All this I ask in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, Amen.”
If you have prayed that prayer from your heart, then expect God to work great things in your life and the lives of those you care about. May He richly bless you and your loved ones!
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E a solia na Nona veika kece ko Jisu me rawa ni ko taukena na veika kece. E a mate mo rawa ni bula tawamudu. Ena vuku ni ka duadua oqo ka a cakava na Luve ni Kalou, sa dodonu kina mo ia tiko na vakavinavinaka kei na vakacaucau Vua. Mo kua tale ni qai taroga mai muri na vuna e dodonu mo dau vakavinavinaka kina. Oqo na vuna: e a mate ko Jisu, mo bula ko iko!
Ko kila beka e dua ka gadreva na itukutuku ni veivakabulai oqo? E milioni vakamilioni na tamata e veiyasai vuravura, era karamaca vakayalo tu ka ra gadreva na veivueti ni Kalou, ka ra wili kina e levu ko ni veikilai.
Kevaka e dua na wekamu se nomu itokani voleka e tauvi mate bibi tu, ka ko kila tu na kena iwali, ko na vunia beka mai vua? E vakakina, ke sa vakanaulu tu ki na mate tawamudu na wekamu se itokani o ya, ko na vunia beka mai vua na kena iwali?
Na dra tawacala i Jisu ka a dave e na kauveilatai, e solia na iwali o ya. ka sa iloloma levu duadua ko rawa ni solia vua e dua ko lomana. Ni ko wasea na itukutuku ni vakacabo isoro veivakurabuitaki oqo nei Karisito vei ira era bula wavoliti iko tu, ko sa na vakaitavi tiko e na cakacaka bibi duadua ni Kalou e vuravura: na nodra vueti na yali mai na matamata kei Eli, me ra vakaivotavota e na lagilagi tawamudu ni Kalou!
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